How to Tell When Your Makeup Has Expired
- Check the label. The label of many beauty products features a small jar with a number and the letter M next to it that denotes how long that product will last after you open it.
- The product has a unique smell.
- The texture has changed.
- The color is off.
Is it OK to use expired makeup?
Your old makeup may cause a breakout or worse—dermatologists warn it could lead to a dangerous infection. Holding on to makeup products past their prime could expose you to harmful toxins that may harbor bacteria.
Can I use makeup from 3 years ago?
Liquid concealer or foundation should be thrown out after a year. Pencil cosmetics, such as certain eyeliners or lip or brow pencils, should also be disposed of after a year. Lipsticks and lip glosses should be thrown away after one to two years of use.
Can I use 10 year old eyeshadow?
Eyeshadow – Powder eyeshadow formulas will last between 24-36 months. Cream eyeshadows will not last as long however, they usually will last anywhere from 6-12 months.
Can you use 10 year old lipstick?
Powder products, if stored properly and free from moisture, are good for up to two years. Lipstick is good for one to two years, and lip gloss can be used for six months to 1 year.
How do I know if my mascara is expired?
Almost all products will have a chemical-like smell or a strong unpleasant odor with expired makeup. The texture and consistency of the product may also change depending on the formula; watch out for clumpiness, drying out or separation when applying.